A collision between a motorcycle and any other vehicle can cause serious personal injury or wrongful death to the motorcycle rider. Motorcycles are considerably smaller and lighter than other motor vehicles and motorcycle riders have very little protection against an impact with another vehicle. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than drivers to be killed in an accident and eight times more likely to be injured.
Victims dealing with serious injuries are often hit with unexpected medical bills, even when they already have insurance. This can cause severe strain on a family already reeling from the effects of the injury.
A motorcycle accident, like any auto accident, may be caused by negligence on the part of a driver, due to speeding, disobeying a traffic law, drunk driving or distracted driving. Motorcycle accidents often happen because other drivers are not looking out for motorcycles while entering traffic or making a lane change. Often, the biggest obstacle to overcome in motorcycle accident cases is the general perception of the non-riding community that it is always the rider’s fault for causing the accident, not the automobile driver’s. By investigating your case and determining exactly what or who caused your motorcycle accident, we can work to hold that party legally responsible for your injuries. If you would like to get more information about motorcycle accidents and your right to financial damages, our firm may be able to help.